Author Archives: Courtney Williams

Courtney Williams

April 9, 2020

‘Southeast Asia Doesn’t Want to Be the World’s Dumping Ground. Here’s How Some Countries Are Pushing Back’

In the article it tells us about the “global trash trade'. Wealthier countries have been shipping their plastic waste to countries in Southeast Asia. But now, the countries in Southeast Asia are shipping the contaminated unrecyclable trash back to where it came from. Many of the garbage is coming from places such as the U.S., Canada, France, the U.K., Germany, etc. People believe the richer countries are taking advantage of poorer countries, and that they ship the trash to those countries because it’s cheaper than doing it in their own country. Many of the countries are beginning to send their trash back where it came from because it is becoming too much for them.

Geographic concepts involved are the land and waters. Many of the plastic is covering agricultural communities, turning them into toxic dumpsites. They are ending up on the land and shores of countries, along the roads and releasing fumes into the airs.

Courtney Williams

April 9, 2020

2.) Brazil and Australia



97.1 males per 100 females

People per sq. km- 25.2

Children per woman- 1.7

Current population- 210.3M

Estimated population 2050- 232.3M


98.8 males per 100 females

People per sq. km- 3.3

Children per woman- 1.7

Current population- 25.1M

Estimated population 2050- 32.5M

 4.) About the same percentage of people being born in Brazil and Australia are the same, they are both between 3-4%. Brazil stays under 4% until the age of 25-29. Then decreases below 4% but rises above 4% from 30-39, but after that age group it begins to decrease. While Australia stays below 4% from 0-85. The highest age percentage is the age group of 25-29 and as the get to 50+ age groups it begins to decrease.

5.) For both Brazil and Australia, the population will grow. Brazil’s population will have about 30 million more people by 2050 while Australia will have about 6 million more.

"Corona Virus in South America: How it became a class issue"

Corona virus begin affecting the wealthy first, those who could afford to travel and afford private hospitals. Corona virus is mainly affecting the higher class citizens right now, who are able to afford being quarantined alone and not around anyone. But the lower class citizens are worried that once it hits them they won't be able to afford care for themselves like the upper class. Many of the lower class citizen people live in the same room, so quarantining would be a major problem for them

Some geographic concepts are the favelas throughout the countries in South America. They are over packed and crowded which could lead to a faster spreading of corona virus.

The article I will be writing about was found on BBC News, it is called "Nord Stream 2: Germany and Russia decry US sanctions"

Russia and the EU are angry with the US because they say that they should be allowed to make decisions on their own without the US telling them what they can and can't do. Russia and Germany want to build a pipeline between the two countries but the US isn't for it because they're worried about security risks. The US also thinks if the pipeline was to happen it would tighten Russians grip over Europe's energy supply and reduce it's own share of Europes great deal of natural gas.

Geographic aspects in the story take place in Germany and Russia, and the following countries that the pipeline would be going through. Many people already believe the pipeline will cause harm to the the environment and are against it being built.

Hello, my name is Courtney Williams. I am from a small town in Southwest Alaska called Bethel. There are about 6500 people. This is my first year at UAF, I transferred here last semester from UAA. I am a sophomore and am majoring in Elementary Education.

I had Geography in 7th grade, and really enjoyed the class. I am taking this course for one of my General Ed requirements.